Eggnog Coffee Cake Muffins-a wonderful breakfast treat for the holidays!
Josh and Caleb are milk chuggers. We go through gallons and gallons of milk every week. The other day we were running low so I ran up to the store to grab milk. I was only going in for milk, but the eggnog caught my eye. I decided to grab a carton. Eggnog season doesn’t last very long so I figured I better get on the eggnog train before it’s too late!
While I was waiting in the checkout line my mind was racing with eggnog ideas. I looked up and noticed that the person in front of me had one of those boxed coffee cakes in their basket. That boxed coffee cake gave me the idea to make Eggnog Coffee Cake Muffins. I couldn’t wait to get home so I could start baking!
Josh was in the kitchen when I got home, so I sweet talked him in to helping me make the muffins. Four hands are better than two:) And it really didn’t take much sweet talking since Josh knew he would get to sample the muffins when they came out of the oven.
Josh got out our favorite Gold Medal flour while I gathered the rest of ingredients. Josh really wasn’t sure what other ingredients we would need, but he know Gold Medal Flour was a must. We always use Gold Medal Flour in our baking adventures.
I put Josh in charge of making the streusel. A muffin with streusel is music to my ears and this recipe has streusel in the middle of the muffin AND on top!
The muffins also get a double dose of eggnog! There is eggnog in the muffin batter and I whisked up an eggnog glaze to finish off the muffins. Eggnog fans are going to go crazy for these muffins.
And speaking of eggnog fans, my dad is coming to visit for Christmas and he LOVES eggnog. He drinks it like it’s going out of style. I can’t wait to make my dad Eggnog Coffee Cake Muffins. They will be the perfect breakfast treat on Christmas morning! And I am sure my dad will wash his muffin down with a tall glass of eggnog. He seriously loves the stuff!
Make your Christmas morning extra special by baking a batch of Eggnog Coffee Cake Muffins! And I don’t blame you if you can’t wait until Christmas morning to make these muffins. They are almost too good to be true! Go ahead and make a batch now, just make sure you pick up extra eggnog at the store. You don’t want to wake up Christmas morning and realize you are out of eggnog! Eggnog Coffee Cake Muffins are a must! Enjoy!
Eggnog Coffee Cake Muffins
For the Streusel:
- 1/2 cup all-purpose l flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into small pieces
For the muffins:
- 2 cups all-purpose Gold Medal flour
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup eggnog
- 1 large egg
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter melted and cooled
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the eggnog glaze:
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons eggnog
- Pinch of nutmeg
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin pan with paper liners or spray with cooking spray. The recipe makes 10 muffins. Set aside.
- First make the streusel topping. In a small bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add the butter and rub together with your fingers until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine eggnog, egg, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth. Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Don't over mix.
- Place 1 tablespoon of muffin batter in each prepared muffin cup. Top with 1 teaspoon of streusel. Add more batter to cover the streusel, about a heaping teaspoon. Top muffins with remaining streusel.
- Bake muffins for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and let muffins cool to room temperature.
- While the muffins are cooking, make the eggnog glaze. In a medium bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, eggnog, and pinch of nutmeg. Whisk until smooth. Drizzle glaze over the muffins. Serve and enjoy!
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Disclosure-this recipe is in partnership with Gold Medal Flour, but our opinions are our own.
I’ve never been a big fan of eggnog but these are sure calling my name! I love the crumbly glazed topping on these! Pinning! 🙂
These look so delicious! I did the same exact thing as you at the store today. Strolling down the dairy aisle for milk and got side tracked with eggnog. It isn’t around for very long, so I had to get some! My hubby doesn’t care for it to just sit there and sip on but I have a feeling he will love these muffins. I can’t wait to get baking!
T to make these with some slightly expired eggnog. Ill let you know how they turn out.
These muffins are my new surprise muffin for a family get together the eggnog taste is fantastic !
Do you think there is enough batter so I could make this recipe in a 9-inch springform pan? I appreciate your advice!
These are so pretty! Adding this to my list of Christmas party musts for the coming week. So glad I found your site!
Glad you found us too! Enjoy!
I just finished making these. They smell delicious! I needed to make about 40-50 of them so I quadrupled the recipe, starting with the streusel. I could only fit double the muffin recipe in my stand mixer, so I started with that. I’m not sure how or where I went wrong, but I was able to make 50 muffins with just double the recipe. I even used about a TBSP and a half of mix in each regular sized muffin tin. Needless to say. The second round of muffins got 4x the amount of streusel and I still have about 4 cups left over. Maybe I’ll make more tomorrow to finish off the streusel!
these were great wife and I loved them I added 1 ripe banana to the mix
these look amazing Maria!
I’ve made these muffins a few times now and they are always excellent. I don’t care to drink eggnog myself, but the flavor here is rich and wonderful. Does anyone have any experience making this in a loaf or other pan? Would love advice on how to convert to a loaf that can be sliced. Thanks!
I have only made muffins, but I bet a loaf pan would work, just adjust the baking time.
Could you replace the eggnog with cream?
I just made these and they look delicious and smell terrific! Do I need to wait until they are completely cool before adding the glaze?
Just made these muffins and they are to-die-for! [pic on IG and credits given to your website]. Thank you for creating the PERFECT muffin!!!
I filled 12 muffin cups (recipe says 10), plus had a bit of batter and topping left, which I made into a small individual- sized cake (baked about 5 minutes longer). I filled each muffin cup with 1 T batter, crumbs, 1 T more batter and topped with the crumbs.
They baked perfectly and taste delicious. Great use of leftover Thanksgiving eggnog.
Thease were amazing. I just made them this morning. The only thing is that they seemed a ittle dry. . Is there anything I could do to help that. I FOLLOWED this to a a
Hmmm, did you add too much flour or overbake? You can always add a little more eggnog. They haven’t been dry for me.
If I wanted to add apples to this what are your thoughts?
I just made these for tomorrow’s Boxing Day brunch (Canada). The recipe made 12 large muffins, so my husband and I just sampled the extra 2 muffins with our Christmas breakfast. Delicious!
I just made this and averted a disaster! 7 minutes into cooking I realized I had forgotten the baking powder! Googling what to do, it was suggested, if not too late, to remove from the muffin pan and just mix it up again with the baking powder. Of course this basically just blended all the tiers of streusel and mix together but I had no choice. Put the mix into new muffin holders and topped them with streusel which I still had plenty of. Roughly calculated 17 minutes for baking time and they came out fine. The taste was fine, a bit dense not fluffy as some people have mentioned with theirs but understandable since I had to re-mix. Not dry though so it was a successful salvage. I would in the future add nuts because I’m a nut freak and was missing them.
P.S. I initially had 11 muffins but after scraping as much as I could from the holders and re-mixing with the baking powder, I had 10. 9 now because I ate one before commenting!
I just made these following the recipe exactly. And they are FABULOUS!!! Will definitely be making more of these. A decadent and festive treat! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Neighbour gave me a carton of egg nog from his work. We don’t drink it so I searched for a recipe … making mini-muffins. About 1tsp batter above and below the streusel, and 1/2 tsp strudel on top.
Bake time was exactly 1/2 @ 10mins. Got about 36 minis from the batter/streusel. Delicious. Perfect Christmassy sort of treat.
I would love to make these but can’t get store bought eggnog right now. I’m thinking I could make my own eggnog, not worry about the raw egg thing because it will be baked in these muffins. What do you think?
These muffins are absolutely delicious! I definitely recommend them!
I made these tonight but haven’t eaten them yet. They were super easy to make and look very delicious. Looking forward to having them in the morning for breakfast!
I just finished making them. Made 12 and they took 5 minutes longer in the oven hen recipe stated. They look beautiful. Hope they taste as good.
Followed the recipe and it is great. Streusel in the middle and top really makes it. I’ll definitely make these again.
Hi, Could you give me the measurements to make this into a loaf please? I’d like to gift some full size loaves. Thank you so much. Have a Blessed Christmas!
I’ve made the muffins and they are delicious! Can you make this in a bread pan?
I made these at Christmas time and they were so good. Easy to adapt to gluten free. Now I am thinking of trying them with a dairy free coffee creamer instead of eggnog. Don’t want to wait for eggnog to be back in the stores.
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